Met is a 32-year-old garment factory worker from Cambodia. He has two sons, and enjoys exercising, watching boxing on television, and helping around the house in his spare time.
In August 2019, Met was driving his motorcycle and lost control, falling off of his motorcycle and injuring his shoulder. He has been diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury on his right side. The brachial plexus is a nerve network that transmits signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Injuries to this nerve network can result in loss of function and sensation. He is unable to move his arm and often experiences pain and a loss of sensation.
Met traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On December 24th, he will undergo a brachial plexus repair surgery. After recovery, he will be able to use his arm again and can return to his activities without difficulty. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $637 to fund this procedure.
“I hope that I will be able to get the function back in my hand and move my shoulder. I hope that I will be able to flex my elbow and wrist and can return to work,” he shared.